The 100th College Art Association Annual Conference will be held February 22–25, 2012, in Los Angeles. Abstract Submission due date: May 1, 2011. Full paper due: Dec. 1, 2011.
Mobile Art: The Aesthetics of Mobile Network Culture in Place Making
Session Co-chairs: Hana Iverson, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; and Mimi Sheller, Drexel University; [log in to unmask] and [log in to unmask]
The integration of mobile and locational technology into physical place has broadened the possibilities for the creation of new spaces of interaction and opened the disciplinary boundaries used to define and understand the public arena. When real places are merged with virtual worlds, or augmented with interactive digital media, the result is a completely new “hybrid” environment where physical and digital objects coexist in real time. We seek proposals from artists, scholars, or interdisciplinary collaborative teams that engage art that incorporates cell phones, GPS, and other mobile technologies. What are the potentials of mobility spaces as new sites for integrating creative invention, public participation, and social interaction? This panel focuses on emergent forms of mobile art that engage, subvert, or recombine perceptions of the definable (visible) and indefinable (invisible) aspects of place that simultaneously reveal and construct their stabilities and instabilities, their materiality and nonmateriality.